Ten free and legal downloads or streams sure to strike the ear of the cash strapped college student.
1. Samantha Crain: "Lions"
Whether fronting Samantha Crain and the Midnight Shivers or making music on her own, this 23-year-old singer/songwriter from Oklahoma possesses vocals that are generally an acquired taste. However, those who take time to indulge in her odd pronunciations and seemingly out-of-control cackles may find the same endearing qualities that made A Fine Frenzy and Joanna Newsom earn hipster acclaim.
2. M.I.A.: "Haters"
Everybody deserves a little venting now and then and M.I.A. (pictured) is letting her hair down when it comes to personal opinions about everyone from critics to racists, as she gears up for her first studio CD in three years. Catch the rapper's commentaries on all the non-lovers in her life with all sass fans have come to expect from the hoodie-wearing British "Boyz" rapper.